15:40 Cheltenham

Sunday 1 January 2017

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EBF Stallions & Cheltenham Pony Club (Listed Standard Open NH Flat Race)

Class 1  |   1m 5f 209y  |   Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:42  |   Winning time: 3m 29.5s

1st
11
11/8f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up, in rear, headway 7f out, 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and brushed rival towards finish, held on op 7/4 tchd 2/1
2nd
hd
13
5/2
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Held up, in rear, headway over 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, every chance when brushed by rival towards finish, just held op 7/2 tchd 2/1
3rd
1 ¼
3
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Well in touch, in mid-division, closed 8f out, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, 3rd and held towards finish op 11/1 tchd 12/1
4th
1 ½
6
33/1
T: M PitmanJ: Adrian Heskin
Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on to press leaders until no extra towards finish
5th
10
4
20/1
T: R J PriceJ: S Bowen
Took keen hold, prominent on outside, headed 8f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 16/1
6th
2 ¾
2
20/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly
Well in touch, in mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out op 25/1
7th
4 ½
1
20/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: William Twiston-Davies
Soon led, headed 8f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
8th
19
10
12/1
T: John BerryJ: D N Russell
Prominent, lost place 7f out, weakened over 4f out op 10/1
9th
3 ½
7
410-12
20/1
T: B R MillmanJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leaders, lost place after 2f, weakened 4f out op 16/1
10th
1 ¾
16
25/1
T: M H TompkinsJ: T Scudamore
Well in touch, in mid-division, outpaced 3f out, soon well beaten op 20/1
11th
60
9
20/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Aidan Coleman
Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 5f out op 14/1 tchd 16/1

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Rule 4

Rule 4 applies to all bets - deduction 5p in the pound

Non-Runners

14
Shearling29
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 4
T: B Ellison  J: R Johnson
5
Have This For Now38
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 4
T: G L Moore  J: J E Moore
12
Cockney Wren24
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 4
T: H Fry  J: N P Madden
8
The Groove75
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 4
T: F O'Brien  J: P K Donovan
15
Spice Girl54
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 4
T: M Keighley  J: A Tinkler
Betting

Forecast

Cap Soleil (11/8), Daphne Du Clos (5/2), Shearling (11/2), Dynamite Dollars (8/1), White Valiant (12/1), Cockney Wren (14/1), Have This For Now (16/1), Flashing Glance (20/1), Dentley De Mee (20/1), Atlantic Grey (20/1), St John's (20/1), Unsafe Conduct (20/1), Sweeping Beauty (25/1), The Groove (25/1), Sea Sovereign (33/1), Spice Girl (33/1)

Verdict
There are some potential improvers in this contest; none moreso than the impressive Newbury scorer CAP SOLEIL who was well backed when winning on her debut. Looking back at that run it didn’t look the strongest field but she won impressively brushing aside her nine rivals with relative ease. This is obviously a rise in grade for her and it remains to be seen how she copes with the bigger field and the different track but she sets the standard here. The Henderson runner Daphne Du Clos is the unknown quantity in the race having won her only start in France but given the record of her stable in this sphere she has to be respected on her first start for the yard albeit in testing company. If there is one at a bigger price that looks interesting them it would be the well-related Cockney Wren who showed some good speed on her debut at Taunton and if that can be harnessed here in what is a tougher test of stamina she might be dangerous in the closing stages. 1. Cap Soleil 2. Daphne Du Clos 3. Cockney Wren
Prize Money
1st:
£11,888.00
2nd:
£4,452.00
3rd:
£2,224.00
4th:
£1,110.00

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